Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Talk Hard

While a UNDP spokesperson fronts up to NatRad to explain why Helen Clark won't front up to the UN press gallery, why not enjoy an old one on one interview between Helen Clark and Sarah Montague from BBC's Hard Talk.

Part One has Helen Clark defending the royal family for not attending Sir Ed Hillary's state funeral and explaining away NZ's inevitable republicanism on a geological time scale. NZers weren't angry at the snub, there was comment. Ha!

Part Two critiques NZ's plan to be carbon neutral by 2025 despite a high cars per capita ratio, a methane-squirting agriculture sector and exporting craptonnes of coal to China.

Part Three looks at the new NZ-China Free Trade Agreement, human rights and the chances of a NZ-US FTA.